37points

AKG K 512 MKII

47points

Philips SHP8500

94points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

AKG K 512 MKII
Philips SHP8500
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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AKG K 512 MKII vs Philips SHP8500 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

AKG K 512 MKII
Philips SHP8500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
AKG K 512 MKII
Philips SHP8500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Why is AKG K 512 MKII better than Philips SHP8500 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Weight
    200gvs560,289g
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Philips SHP8500 better than AKG K 512 MKII & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs16,20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than AKG K 512 MKII & Philips SHP8500?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Travel bag is included

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 512 MKII
Philips SHP8500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has an over-the-ear form
AKG K 512 MKII
Philips SHP8500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

3.weight

200g

560g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
AKG K 512 MKII
Philips SHP8500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

5.can be folded
AKG K 512 MKII
Philips SHP8500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

6.has included ear pads
AKG K 512 MKII
Philips SHP8500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

16Hz

10Hz

20Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

2.highest frequency

20000Hz

28000Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K 512 MKII
Philips SHP8500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.sound pressure level

109dB/mW

106dB/mW

93dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K 512 MKII
Philips SHP8500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.impedance

32 Ohms

32 Ohms

32 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K 512 MKII
Philips SHP8500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K 512 MKII
Philips SHP8500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K 512 MKII
Philips SHP8500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 512 MKII
Philips SHP8500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K 512 MKII
Philips SHP8500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.can be used as a headset
AKG K 512 MKII
Philips SHP8500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

3.has a mute function
AKG K 512 MKII
Philips SHP8500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

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